June 3, 2022
Each week, Arts Orange County and Voice of OC are excited to deliver to you this look at the stories and events happening in our arts and cultural community.
The fancy little girl whose adventures in children's books have become a multi-media phenomenon, Nancy returns with her live, musical adventures to the Chance Theater stage in a program geared for young audiences with crafts, activities, and treats MORE
♦ Food ♦
With as many diners who ordered takeout or delivery the last couple of years, there were even more people who focused on making meals at home for themselves and their families. Personally, I spent much of my free time researching recipes, grocery shopping, cooking and washing dishes. (So many dishes!) It reached a point where planning meals occasionally stressed me out, and I’d wonder whether cooking classes would help simplify the process or at least inspire me to do more in the kitchen.

I welcomed the opportunity to sit in on a special cooking class that’s a part of the Fierce Foods Academy (FFA) curriculum created by Orange-based nonprofit MaxLove Project. The project’s mission is to empower communities, families and youth fighting childhood cancers with whole-body nutrition and wellness in treatment, prevention and survivorship. As someone who lost multiple relatives to cancer, I believe one of the most attainable ways to preserve one’s health is by treating food as medicine.
Each week, we recommend a variety of events and experiences from the listings at SparkOC.com, our free website for Orange County's arts and cultural community. We always suggest you be mindful of the most recent health and safety guidelines in California, Orange County, and the venue for the listing.
♦ Local Spotlight ♦
A wide-ranging celebration covering 300 years of opera's unique ability to express feelings of love, loss, heartbreak, and happiness presented by Lyric Opera of Orange County at Irvine's OC Music & Dance Center MORE
♦ Wallet Friendly ♦
This free art walk brings large paintings into the outdoors in DTSA for a special exhibit of works inspired by families from Santa Ana to Asia and the Pacific Islands MORE
♦ For the Family ♦
Pacific Symphony's special adaptation of Rossini's classic opera takes young audiences on a fast-paced 45-minute trip through the classic fairy tale of rags to riches MORE
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- Dr. Stephen Barker,
Dean, Claire Trevor School of the Arts,
University of California, Irvine
Voice of OC is Orange County's nonprofit newsroom with a mission to consistently deliver fair, focused and thorough journalism on critical quality of life and local issues for Orange County communities.
Arts Orange County builds appreciation of, participation in and support for the arts and arts education throughout Orange County. Event information provided by SparkOC, an Arts OC program.